“The last two years have highlighted the importance of community, family, and making fun memories.”Kathryn Ciesla, Northbrook Village President
(Northbrook, IL) – The Village of Northbrook and Northbrook Park District are thrilled to announce the return of Northbrook’s classic 4th of July events, including the Mile-Long Parade, a community favorite!
Festivities will begin at 7:30am with the Rotary Club of Northbrook’s 4th of July Breakfast at Village Green Park and the Park District’s Liberty Loop 5K Run/Walk at Techny Prairie Park & Fields at 7:30am, followed by the Liberty Lap Fun Run at 8:30am. At 10am, gather to cheer on Northbrook’s first responders at the Police vs. Fire Softball Game at Village Green Park.
In the afternoon, the Bike Parade will kick off at 2:15pm at Cherry Lane and Western Avenue ahead of the time-honored Mile-Long Parade at 2:30pm. Jesse Compher, Northbrook native and Olympic silver medalist, has been named this year’s Grand Marshal. After a two-year parade hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Village and Park District are excited to once again showcase Northbrook’s joyful spirit and community togetherness. Local businesses, community organizations, specialty groups, performers, political groups, and sponsors are all invited to participate and help make this year’s parade the best Northbrook has seen! Parade applications and sponsorship information are now available. The deadline to apply is May 31.
“The Park District is excited to bring back and carry on this great Northbrook tradition, bringing neighbors, family and friends together to celebrate the spirit of Independence Day in our community.”Mary Ann Chambers, Northbrook Park District Board President
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At 7pm, gather at Meadowhill Park for DJ entertainment at the Ed Rudolph Velodrome and order dinner from the Soul and Smoke food truck at the Chalet. Finish your 4th of July celebration with a boom at the spectacular fireworks display at dusk, which can be viewed from Meadowhill Park and Techny Prairie Park & Fields.
“The last two years have highlighted the importance of community, family, and making fun memories,” said Northbrook Village President Kathryn Ciesla. “What better way to enjoy time with those who are special to you than by coming together for the 4th of July Parade! The Village is thrilled to be holding this classic Northbrook event along with our other longstanding Independence Day traditions. This year we are not only honoring our great country but also the strength of our community. I’m looking forward to celebrating with everyone!”
“The 4th of July Parade is the highlight of summer in Northbrook,” said Northbrook Park District Board President Mary Ann Chambers. “The Park District is excited to bring back and carry on this great Northbrook tradition, bringing neighbors, family and friends together to celebrate the spirit of Independence Day in our community. There are many activities and events throughout the weekend including the Liberty Loop Race and Liberty Lap Fun Run, activities in Village Green Park and, of course, the fireworks for neighbors, family and friends to enjoy. Be sure to join in the celebration of our country and our community! I can’t wait to see everyone along the parade route.”